The Connecticut General Assembly should adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (H.B. 5434) in the 2017 legislative session. There’s a hearing coming up in Hartford (details coming soon) and our legislators need to know:
The president should represent every American equally – no matter their gender, race, religion, political views, or home state. In all other elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. Our highest office should be no different.
The Compact provides a straightforward, constitutional way for states to elect the president by popular vote. Connecticut should adopt it!
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The Compact is an agreement among states to award their electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. When states holding a majority of electoral college votes sign onto the Compact, it will go into effect, making the national popular vote winner the president.
The Compact would not abolish the Electoral College. But it would allow for a national popular vote within the confines of the Constitution, which gives the states the power to appoint Electors, “in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.” Thus, by taking action together, states can make the change to the national popular vote without amending the Constitution.